Definition: 'Could'

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  • Length: 5 characters
  • Syllables: 1

Results for word: could

Lexical Information:
  • One of the 220 words in the Dolch high frequency list
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula
Grammatical Information:
  • Modal verb
  • Past Tense
  • A verb describes an action or a state
  • A verb can include information about the duration, time of the action or state, the people involved and whether it is habitual, complete or not
  • Auxiliary Verbs are used to show Voice and Tense and are used in Negatives and Questions
  • Modal verbs are used to show Obligation, Possibilty, Permission, Prohibition, etc
Usage Notes:
  • Used in Conditionals

Dictionary Definitions

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Similar Words (using 'could' as word stem):

'could' + Suffix

couldest, couldn't, couldst,